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  • Why now's the time to buy iron ore Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Iron ore has taken a beating this year, but one analyst told CNBC this presents the perfect buying opportunity.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 20- Mexico's Congress on Wednesday urged the government to cancel Grupo Mexico's concession to operate one of the world's biggest copper mines after a toxic spill there earlier this month.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Arch Coal unchanged at $3.27. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $39.73. Peabody Energy rose$. 27 or 1.6 percent, to $16.67.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 11 or. 6 percent, to $18.72. Gold Fields rose$. 12 or 2.9 percent, to $4.23. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 10 or. 4 percent, to $26.73.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 02 or. 6 percent, to $3.29. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 14 or 1.0 percent, to $14.38. Silver Wheaton rose$. 17 or. 7 percent, to $25.49.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 02 or. 6 percent, to $3.25. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $39.82. Peabody Energy rose$. 06 or. 4 percent, to $16.46.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 13 or. 7 percent, to $18.70. Gold Fields rose$. 18 or 4.4 percent, to $4.29. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $26.77.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 01 or. 3 percent, to $3.32. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 18 or 1.3 percent, to $14.42. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $9.43.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 04 or 1.2 percent, to $3.23. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 43 or 1.1 percent, to $39.40. Peabody Energy fell$. 05 or. 3 percent, to $16.35.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 10 or. 5 percent, to $18.73. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $26.71.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. unchanged at $3.31. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 09 or. 6 percent, to $14.33. Silver Wheaton rose$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $25.37.

  • LONDON, Aug 20- Commodities group Glencore became the first of the large miners to honor promises to return cash to shareholders, announcing a share buyback program of up to $1 billion as it reported forecast-beating first-half profit.

  • Study shows Twin Metals mine economically feasible Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Duluth Metals Ltd. CEO Kelly Osborne said the "pre-feasibility" study validates the potential of the proposed mine southeast of Ely.

  • Glencore swings to profit, announces buyback Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    GENEVA— Commodities and mining group Glencore PLC says it will buy back up to $1 billion of its own shares as profit for the first half of the year rose 8 percent. The Swiss-based company, which created an industry giant through the merger between Glencore and Xstrata, says the repurchasing of shares will run through the end of March.

  • LONDON, Aug 20- Commodities group Glencore became the first of the large miners to honour promises to return cash to shareholders, announcing a share buyback programme of up to $1 billion as it reported forecast-beating first-half profit.

  • Mining: Glencore, BHP 'completely different'?     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Nik Stanojevic, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, discusses Glencore and BHP Billiton and says these offer "two completely different risk propositions".

  • METALS-London copper revives as shorts cover Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 3:44 AM ET

    *Copper premiums in Shanghai bonded zone off 37 pct since July 10. SYDNEY, Aug 20- London copper climbed on Wednesday as a mix of short-covering and a constructive technical picture revived momentum, and as some buyers in top consumer China appeared to be taking advantage of lower prices to restock.

  • Are mining shares fully valued?     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    Jonathan Stubbs, European equity strategist at Citigroup, and Charlie Morris, head of absolute return at HSBC, discuss whether there is value in mining shares amid restructuring in the sector.

  • Glencore launches $1 billion share buyback Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:53 AM ET
    A logo sits on a sign outside Glencore Xstrata Plc's headquarters in Baar, Switzerland.

    Miner Glencore said on Wednesday it will launch a share buy-back program of up to $1 billion over the next six months.

  • Fortescue pays down debt as profit jumps Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 9:17 PM ET
    A driver inspects an earth mover at Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.'s Cloudbreak iron ore operation in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, on Monday, July 25, 2011

    Fortescue said it has made further headway in paying down $12 billion in debt it amassed building the world's fourth-biggest iron ore mining company.